Wired magazine recently published The Wired 100 for 2014, names on the list are people they consider to be Europe’s Top Digital Influencers. They are yet to reveal who number one is; they will appear in an in-depth interview in next month’s issue of Wired.
The people named in the Wired 100 range from Pope Francis to NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden and they have all influenced and shaped the world we live in. Some of the names we recognised because they are now speakers and have chosen to share their success stories with audiences around the world.
A few of the names in the Wired 100 include:
Brent Hoberman-an entrepreneur and investor. Brent was co-founder of Lastminute.com and has since co-founded Founders Forum, PROfounders Capital and Made.com. He is considered to be ‘a well connected fixture of London’s tech scene’ and is also a keynote speaker, sharing his business experiences with audiences.
Jimmy Wales-founder of Wikipedia. Jimmy created an ‘open web and has given 680 million people free mobile access to his encyclopedia through Wikipedia Zero’. He is also a chair on a new mobile network called ‘The People’s Operator’ that donates funds to charities.
Bruno Giussani-European Director of TED and Curator of TED Global. Bruno is a former journalist and now travels the world looking for influential ideas that can be put into TED Talks. ‘He works with speakers to hone their thoughts into 18-minute talks, while building one of the largest conference brands in the world.’
Rachel Whetstone-Communications Director at Google. ‘Rachel has run Google’s comms since 2005, after serving as political secretary to former Conservative Party leader Michael Howard.
Michael Acton Smith-CEO, Creative Director and Founder of Mind Candy. Michael created Moshi Monster, a game that has reached more than 80 million users and ‘licensing deals range from Nintendo DS game Katsuma Unleashed to Moshi Monsters: The Movie.
James Dyson-founder of Dyson. James ‘continues to power innovation, whether through his own lab or through his foundation, which last year awarded £30,000 to the exoskeleton project Titan Arm.’
Some of the people mentioned above are speakers on our website, if you are looking to book a speaker for an event call 02076077070.
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